Criminal

by hello@thisiscriminal.com

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Criminal is a podcast about crime. Not so much the "if it bleeds, it leads," kind of crime. Something a little more complex. Stories of people who've done wrong, been wronged, and/or gotten caught somewhere in the middle. We are a proud member of Radiotopia, from PRX, a curated network of extraordinary, story-driven shows. Learn more at radiotopia.fm.

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Last updated on September 26, 2020, 8:00 am

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Episode 128: Deep Breath

November 22, 2019 • 41m

World-class biathlete Kari Swenson was on an afternoon trail run in the mountains near Big Sky, Montana in July 1984 when two men blocked her path. This story was produced by 30 for 30 Podcasts from ESPN. Find more at 30for30podcasts.com Criminal is a proud member of Radiotopia from PRX. If you haven't already, please review us on iTunes! It's an important way to help new listeners discover the show: iTunes.com/CriminalShow. Say hello on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Sign up for The Accomplice. If you'd like to introduce friends or family members to podcasts, we created a How to Listen guide based on frequently asked questions. Artwork by Julienne Alexander. Sponsors: Article Get $50 off your first purchase of $100 or more at article.com/criminal. Betabrand Go to betabrand.com/criminal for 20% off a pair of dress pants. Betterhelp Get 10% off your first month with discount code CRIMINAL when you fill out a questionnaire at betterhelp.com/criminal Dollar Shave Club Check out their new line of active loungewear at dollarshaveclub.com/criminal Everlane Get free shipping on your first order at everlane.com/criminal Native Deodorant For 20% off your first purchase, visit nativedeodorant.com and use promo code CRIMINAL at checkout. The Real Real Shop in-store, online, or download the app, and get 20% off select items with the promo code REAL. Squarespace Try Squarespace.com/criminal for a free trial and when you’re ready to launch, use the offer code CRIMINAL to save 10% off your first purchase of a website or domain. UNTUCKit Visit untuckit.com and use code CRIMINAL for 20% off during checkout.

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Episode 121: Off Leash

August 30, 2019 • 47m

“I never did anything wrong. I never had a speeding ticket. I think I just saved all my stuff up for just one thing.” This week, we speak with Toby Dorr - better known as the Dog Lady of Lansing Prison. Criminal is a proud member of Radiotopia from PRX. If you haven't already, please review us on iTunes! It's an important way to help new listeners discover the show: iTunes.com/CriminalShow. Say hello on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Sign up for The Accomplice. If you'd like to introduce friends or family members to podcasts, we created a How to Listen guide based on frequently asked questions. Artwork by Julienne Alexander. Sponsors: Betterhelp Get 10% off your first month with discount code CRIMINAL when you fill out a questionnaire at betterhelp.com/criminal Perfect Snacks Get 15% off your online order at perf.bar/criminal The Real Real Shop in-store, online, or download the app, and get 20% off select items with the promo code REAL. Simplisafe Protect your home today and get free shipping at SimpliSafe.com/CRIMINAL Squarespace Try Squarespace.com/criminal for a free trial and when you’re ready to launch, use the offer code CRIMINAL to save 10% off your first purchase of a website or domain. Sun Basket Go to sunbasket.com/criminal to get up to $80 off today! ZipRecruiter Try ZipRecruiter for free at ZipRecruiter.com/criminal. Zola To start your free wedding website wand also get $50 registry on Zola, go to zola.com/criminal

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Episode 134: Call Russ Ewing

February 21, 2020 • 31m

"The police had surrounded the house. They had been there for quite a while. They didn't want to try to rush the house because they thought he might kill one of the innocent people. But after waiting for a long time, I asked the police: 'Let me see if I can talk to the guy.'" Thanks to CBC Licensing. Criminal is a proud member of Radiotopia from PRX. If you haven't already, please review us on Apple Podcasts! It's an important way to help new listeners discover the show: iTunes.com/CriminalShow. Say hello on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Sign up for our newsletter, The Accomplice. If you'd like to introduce friends or family members to podcasts, we created a How to Listen guide based on frequently asked questions. Artwork by Julienne Alexander. Sponsors: Article Get $50 off your first order of $100 or more at Article.com/criminal Imperfect Foods Just go to ImperfectFoods.com/CRIMINAL to get $10 off your next four orders. Just enter CRIMINAL at check out. Quip Go to GetQuip.com/Criminal right now and get your first refill pack FREE with a QUIP electric toothbrush. Simplisafe Protect your home today and get free shipping at SimpliSafe.com/CRIMINAL Squarespace Try Squarespace.com/criminal for a free trial and when you’re ready to launch, use the offer code CRIMINAL to save 10% off your first purchase of a website or domain. Sun Basket Go to sunbasket.com/criminal and enter promo code CRIMINAL at checkout for $35 off your order. Third Love Go to thirdlove.com/criminal now to find your perfect-fitting bra… and get 15% off your first purchase. ZipRecruiter Try ZipRecruiter for free at ZipRecruiter.com/criminal

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Episode 108: The Numbers

February 15, 2019 • 35m

When Fannie Davis and her family moved to Detroit in the mid-1950s, they hadn't prepared themselves for how hard it would be. They had trouble finding steady work. So, Fannie found a way to take care of her family. She started small, but built a robust and lucrative operation… a business that a lot of people knew about but no one talked about. Bridgett Davis' book is The World According to Fannie Davis: My Mother's Life in the Detroit Numbers. Criminal is a proud member of Radiotopia from PRX. If you haven't already, please review us on iTunes! It's an important way to help new listeners discover the show: iTunes.com/CriminalShow. Say hello on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Sign up for The Accomplice. If you'd like to introduce friends or family members to podcasts, we created a How to Listen guide based on frequently asked questions. Artwork by Julienne Alexander. Sponsors: Care/of For 50% off your first month of personalized Care/of vitamins, go to TakeCareOf.com and enter CRIMINAL50. Robinhood Robinhood is giving listeners a FREE stock to help build your portfolio! Sign up at criminal.robinhood.com Simplisafe Protect your home today and get free shipping at SimpliSafe.com/CRIMINAL Squarespace Enjoy a free trial and 10% off your first purchase with offer code CRIMINAL. Sun Basket Go to SUNBASKET.com and enter promo code CRIMINAL today to get 50% off your first order. Toyota Visit BuyAToyota.com to locate a dealer, search our inventory, and find all our current offers. ZipRecruiter Criminal listeners can try ZipRecruiter FOR FREE at ZipRecruiter.com/criminal

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Episode 117: The Lake

June 21, 2019 • 36m

Amanda Hamm and her boyfriend Maurice LaGrone drove to Clinton Lake one night in 2003. The next day, DeWitt County Sheriff Roger Massey told a local newspaper, “We don’t want to blow this up into something that it’s not. But on the other side, we’ve got three children who are dead. None of us know exactly what happened.” Criminal is a proud member of Radiotopia from PRX. If you haven't already, please review us on iTunes! It's an important way to help new listeners discover the show: iTunes.com/CriminalShow. Say hello on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Sign up for The Accomplice. If you'd like to introduce friends or family members to podcasts, we created a How to Listen guide based on frequently asked questions. Artwork by Julienne Alexander. Sponsors: Betterhelp Get 10% off your first month with discount code CRIMINAL when you fill out a questionnaire at betterhelp.com/criminal Griddy Text Criminal to 79-79-79 and Griddy will give you your first month’s membership FREE. Petal Go to PetalCard.com/CRIMINAL today to find out more. Quip Go to GetQuip.com/Criminal right now and get your first refill pack FREE with a QUIP electric toothbrush. Simplisafe Protect your home today and get free shipping at SimpliSafe.com/CRIMINAL Squarespace Try Squarespace.com/criminal for a free trial and when you’re ready to launch, use the offer code INVISIBLE to save 10% off your first purchase of a website or domain. Sun Basket Go to sunbasket.com/criminal to get up to $80 off today. Zola To start your free wedding website and also get $50 off your registry at zola.com/criminal.

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Episode 131: Sunset Mesa

January 10, 2020 • 31m

Debbie Schum waited a long time to receive the cremated ashes of her friend, LoraLee Johnson. When she did, she felt relieved to finally take them home with her. But then, she got a call from the FBI. To learn more, check out Elena Saavedra Buckley's article, "‘None of this happened the way you think it did’" Criminal is a proud member of Radiotopia from PRX. If you haven't already, please review us on iTunes! It's an important way to help new listeners discover the show: iTunes.com/CriminalShow. Say hello on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Sign up for The Accomplice. If you'd like to introduce friends or family members to podcasts, we created a How to Listen guide based on frequently asked questions. Artwork by Julienne Alexander. Sponsors: Article Get $50 off your first order of $100 or more at Article.com/criminal Betabrand Get 20% off at betabrand.com/criminal BetterHelp Get 10% off your first month with discount code CRIMINAL when you fill out a questionnaire at betterhelp.com/criminal Everlane Get free shipping on your first order at everlane.com/criminal Native Deodorant For 20% off your first purchase, visit nativedeodorant.com and use promo code CRIMINAL during checkout. Quip Go to GetQuip.com/Criminal right now and get your first refill pack FREE with a QUIP electric toothbrush. The Real Real Shop in-store, online, or download the app, and get 20% off select items with the promo code REAL. Simplisafe Protect your home today and get free shipping at SimpliSafe.com/CRIMINAL Squarespace Try Squarespace.com/criminal for a free trial and when you’re ready to launch, use the offer code CRIMINAL to save 10% off your first purchase of a website or domain.

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Episode 136: La Brea Dave

March 20, 2020 • 34m

Sgt. David Mascarenas was the Dive Supervisor for the Los Angeles Police Department. He’s been diving his whole life, and prides himself on never refusing a dive, no matter how treacherous. At least until the summer of 2013, when a murder investigation led him into the unusually murky waters of the La Brea tar pits. We first spoke with Sgt. Mascarenas in 2015. This week, we’re adding to the story, with information about the crime he couldn't tell us before. Criminal is a proud member of Radiotopia from PRX. If you haven't already, please review us on Apple Podcasts! It's an important way to help new listeners discover the show: iTunes.com/CriminalShow. Say hello on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Sign up for our newsletter, The Accomplice. If you'd like to introduce friends or family members to podcasts, we created a How to Listen guide based on frequently asked questions. Artwork by Julienne Alexander. Sponsors: Article Get $50 off your first order of $100 or more at Article.com/criminal Better Help Get 10 percent off your first month with discount code criminal at BetterHelp.com/criminal Quip Go to GetQuip.com/Criminal right now and get your first refill pack FREE with a QUIP electric toothbrush. Rothy’s Go to Rothys.com/CRIMINAL to get your new favorite flats. Simplisafe Protect your home today and get free shipping at SimpliSafe.com/CRIMINAL Squarespace Try Squarespace.com/criminal for a free trial and when you’re ready to launch, use the offer code CRIMINAL to save 10% off your first purchase of a website or domain. Sun Basket Go to sunbasket.com/criminal and enter promo code criminal at checkout for $35 off your order. Third Love Go to thirdlove.com/criminal now to find your perfect-fitting bra… and get 15% off your first purchase! Virtue Labs Visit VirtueLabs.com and use the code Criminal to receive 20% off plus free shipping on your Virtue order. ZipRecruiter Try ZipRecruiter for free at ZipRecruiter.com/criminal

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Episode 113: Hostage

April 26, 2019 • 30m

One summer in 1973, two men robbed a bank in Stockholm. They held four people hostage for six days. Swedish psychiatrist and criminologist Nils Bejerot coined the term "Stockholm Syndrome" to describe the response of the hostages. One of the bank robbers, Clark Olofsson, told us, "It was fun." Special thanks to Terence Mickey, of the podcast Memory Motel, for allowing us to share audio from his interview with Kristin Enmark. Listen to the full Memory Motel episode here, and check out his new podcast, Self? Help!  Criminal is a proud member of Radiotopia from PRX. If you haven't already, please review us on iTunes! It's an important way to help new listeners discover the show: iTunes.com/CriminalShow. Say hello on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Sign up for The Accomplice. If you'd like to introduce friends or family members to podcasts, we created a How to Listen guide based on frequently asked questions. Artwork by Julienne Alexander. Sponsors: BetterHelp Get 10% off your first month with discount code CRIMINAL at betterhelp.com/criminal. Progressive Start a quote online and see all the discounts for yourself. Visit Progressive.com today. Quip Go to GetQuip.com/Criminal right now and get your first refill pack FREE with a QUIP electric toothbrush. Robinhood Robinhood is giving listeners a FREE stock to help build your portfolio. Sign up at criminal.robinhood.com. Simplisafe Protect your home today and get free shipping at SimpliSafe.com/CRIMINAL Squarespace Try Squarespace.com/criminal for a free trial and when you’re ready to launch, use the offer code INVISIBLE to save 10% off your first purchase of a website or domain. Sun Basket Go to SUNBASKET.com and enter promo code CRIMINAL60 today to get 60% off your first order.

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Episode 145: How to Sell A Haunted House

August 07, 2020 • 34m

In 1989, Helen Ackley decided to sell her old Victorian house in Nyack, New York. It didn't go as planned. The house became the center of a case that's referred to as “The Ghostbusters ruling.” The judicial opinion read: “as a matter of law, the house is haunted.” Our other shows are Phoebe Reads a Mystery and This is Love. Criminal is a proud member of Radiotopia from PRX. If you haven’t already, please review us on Apple Podcasts! It’s an important way to help new listeners discover the show: iTunes.com/CriminalShow. Say hello on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Sign up for our newsletter, The Accomplice. If you’d like to introduce friends or family members to podcasts, we created a How to Listen guide based on frequently asked questions. Artwork by Julienne Alexander. Sponsors: Article Get $50 off your first order of $100 or more at Article.com/criminal Better Help Get 10 percent off your first month with discount code criminal at BetterHelp.com/criminal Hint Water Go to DrinkHint.com and get a free case (twelve 16oz bottles) when you buy two cases of Hint Water.  Shipping is free. Just enter the code CRIMINAL at checkout. Progressive Get your quote online at Progressive.com and see how much you could be saving Quip Go to quip.com/CRIMINAL to get your first refill free. Simplisafe Protect your home today and get free shipping at SimpliSafe.com/CRIMINAL Squarespace Try Squarespace.com/criminal for a free trial and when you’re ready to launch, use the offer code CRIMINAL to save 10% off your first purchase of a website or domain. Sun Basket Go to sunbasket.com/criminal and enter promo code criminal at checkout for $35 off your order. Toyota Visit BuyAToyota.com to locate a dealer, search our inventory, and find all our current offers! Virtue Labs Visit VirtueLabs.com and use the code Criminal to receive 20% off plus free shipping on your Virtue order.

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